- Consumption of eggs in the U.S. is at an all-time high and egg farmers continue to implement both mandatory and voluntary on-farm safety programs.
- Egg farmers are working diligently to balance high standards for egg safety, food affordability, environmental responsibility and hen well-being as they consider transitions in hen housing.
- Many large food retailers have pledged to use only cage-free eggs by 2025. Currently only 16% of egg production comes from cage-free hens. Egg farmers are beginning to plan for this transition and will need to make a significant investment to construct cage-free barns.
- Egg farmers continue to focus on continuous improvement in biosecurity to protect U.S. flocks.
For more statistics on current U.S. egg production, click here.